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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa 3 1 ii I I I f ft I 1 1 HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS GIVE VOL LX Associated Press arid United Press Full Lease Wires Seven tenls a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 1953 Alii Tills Iajicr Consists of Two One No 7 es Seek Soviet At Least 36 Die as Aircraft Carrier Explodes at Drydock BOSTON explosion andj flash fire turned belowdeck com partments of the Aircraft Carrier Leyte into a deathdealing inferno Friday At least men died and 40 were injured many critically The blast occurred forward on the port side of the big 27500ton carrier that cost 90 million dollars when she was launched at New port News Va in 1945 Unofficial reports said 1400 officers and men were on board when tragedy struck It was the worst Navy explosion in peacetime since 48 men died aboard the Battleship Mississippi off the California coast June 12 1924 A court of inquiry was to be convened by Vice Adm John J Ballentine Atlantic Fleet air com mander The 856footlong Leyle docked for overhaul after combat action off Korea in OctoberDecember 1950 came here last December and was almost ready to go to sea again She had been out for a trial run only Wednesday The cause of the blast was not known The Leytes skipper Capt Thomas A Ahroon 46 of Norfolk Va in command of the ship less than three weeks said the fire may have started on the deck im mediately below the hangar deck But he could not be sure it hap pened so fast In his cabin the blast shook the dull rumble like a subway train going through found the second deck cut off by smoke and climbec through an escape hatch to the hangar deck Damage control and firefighting parties already were in action he said Capt Ahroon timed the explosion at pm CST and the first fire alarm was sounded a minute later More than 50 Boston fire trucks and rescue companies raced to the shipyard Virtually every available ambu lance in verged on the area as officials dis covered the extent of the disaster Civilian doctors and nurses joined AP Wlrephoto IKE S AM P L Eisenhowerwears a big western type hat as he samples a piece of cantaloupe during a brief stopat roadsidestand just outsirie his old hometown of Abilene Kan Must Help Allies Ike NEW ORLEANS Eisenhower declared Saturday this country must build strength in its friends abroad or else put itself at the mercy of those who hope for our destruction At the same time the President here to help New Orleans celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lou isiana Purchase said the United States must help its Allies become independent of direct aid from wealthier nations Obviously he meant a tapering off of outright American aid and an increase in American buying that other countries in return can buy from us what we must sell to the world Red Kicks American in Violent Session in PW Talks Commies Rebuffed PANMUNJOM Korea Red Chinese officer kicked an American interpreter Saturday during a violent argument over the repatriation of a confused antiCommunist Chinese prisoner The brain washing session broke up with a near riot by kicking freeswinging Chinese prisoners who objected to the explanation sessions Ninetyeight per cent of the 450 LA f antiRed Chinese who faced Com Of Farmers Ask High Supports munist propagandists in the inter viewing tents rejected repatriation An American officer acting as interpreter was angered by a threehour interrogation of one cursed a Polish mem ber of the repatriation team Dur ing the heated argument over lether theprisoner should be re rnpf tn thp POW rmnnnnnri iuiiijiijiiee tar Red Chinese officer Sed the ries its sampling of XmericarT the farmer views into Illinois Saturday Air Force Capt Donald Stettler of Anaheim Calif was the UN n AmT MM 1 L CtXJIl observer in the explanation lent He told newsmen the prisoner be came confused by the lengthy ques tioning and started out the repaIuaKola1 ana the triation donr after lawmakers were told by farm bit triation door after the session Steltler said the prisoner had at tempted at least 17 times previ ously to leave the tent through the door indicating rejection of Com munism but was called back by the Reds The American interpreter ex ploded with anger when the Polish observer sided with the Commu nist explainers He called the Pole a name touching off the kick ing attack by the Chinese officer The Chinese added injury to in sult in handing the Communists their third political defeat in as many days One antiRed Chinese kicked a Communist officer in the stomach HURDLING A FARM tuve Ezra Benson hurdles a problem during a tour of the western Missouri drought area climbing a fence during his Inspection tour On the tour Benson saw at first hand the damage to fields and pastureland BLOOMINGTON 111 The House Agriculture Committee car still seeking to learn how mem f the powerful Amcrican Bureau Federation now stand on farmaid programs At hearings in Minnesota South Dakota Nebraska and Iowa the reau officials that the organiza tion is now in the process of deter mining views of rank and file members Stand Firm But most of the officials them selves stood firm in endorsing a flexible system of farm price sup port under attack by some farm ers and congressmen and in gen eral meeting the views of Secre tary of Agriculture Benson Despite the absence of a com mitment from farm bureau farm ers members of the tour commit te said they believed that a large majority of farmers in the Mid west as well as in southern slates want a continuance of present rigid 00 per cent parity supports Parity is a standard for mcasur ng farm prices declared by Jaw lo be fair o farmers in relation to prices they pay Confident of Vote Rep Hoeven Iowa Republican on the committee said at the close of a hearing at Des Moines Friday that he was confident the group would vote to extend the 90 per cent supports at the next session of Congress unless something bet k is offered Hoeven was joinedin this fore cast by Rep Abernethy Mississip pi Democrat The lowan said the Des Moines hearing showed a mixture of views on the price support issue Sports Bulletin LOS ANGELES 0 Slormy Bill Veeck Saturday was named special advisor President P K WrigUy of the Chicago Cubs and Don Stewart president of Los Angeles club to spearhead the campaign to bring major league baseball to Los Angeles Mrs Berlove to Be on Radio Sunday A transcription ot an address by Mrs Lester Berlove representa tive from the national headquarters of Hadassah in New York City will be given over Radio Station KSMN Sunday at 10 am Mrs Berlove will speak on her recent trip to Israel to attend the National Con gress Navy hospital corpsmen from other vessels Hospitals rushed blood and plasma The injured many so charred and battered as to make identifi cation difficult were taken to City Hospital to Carney Hospital in south Boston and to the Naval Hospital in Chelsea The Navy following regulations for notifying next of kin withheld announcement of casualties names until Saturday But of those taken to the two civilian hospitals a high proportion were Navy officers and enlisted men with some civilian workmen included The fire was described by Dr James W Manary superintendent of Boston City Hospital as the citys worst disaster since the Co coanut Grove Nightclub fire that snuffed out 492 lives Nov 28 1942 One lowan was listed as dead in the first casualty list He is Leo F Kadlec of Ely Talks To Propose New Parley in November SCENE OP line the dock alongside the aim Leyte at the South Boston Nayal Yard after an explosion aboard the 27000 At least 36 men died and 40 were injured in the blast AP Wirepholo aft carrier ton vessel Wont Answer McCarthy Senator Seeks Citation Against Balky Witness NEW YORK Joseph R McCarthy RWis said Saturday he would seek a contempt citation against a witnegf who refused to answer questions before a closed session o the Permanent Subcommittee OH Investigations The Wisconsin senator now investigating reports of radar espionage ring atFt Monmouth N J said the ness refused to say executed atom boml spy Julius Rosenberg orWhether h was a member of a spy ringat Ft Mon mouth McCarthy has said Rosenberg beaded a spy ring at the fort He said the witness under inlerroga ion had been identified as a mem ber of the ring During questioning the witness lad waived the fifth amendment vhich protects a witness against self incrimination but later voked the protection McCarthy contended that once having waived t the witness could not cite it vhen questioned about espionage the llosenberg spyring Testimony before this subcom mittee by another witness brought out that at one lime when Satiir INJURED REMOVEDAn unidentified is earned from the drydocked carrier Leyte in Boston late Friday after an explosion and flash fire aboard the vessel Gets Some Rainfall Light Showers in Prospect DES MOINES got some rtiui Friday night And here were indications of further Jight thundeVshowers as the rainclouds moved slowly eastward across the state Sat urday The greatest amount of precipitation reported for the state up to midnight Friday night was 53 of an inch at Sioux City Elsewhere the were light to moderate The Weather Bureau said the ight showers would give some cloudiness over Iowa Saturday But afternoon temperatures were ex pected to reach the 80s in the southeast and the 70s in the north east Fridays maximum reading for he slate was 85 at Ottumwa The Saturday morning loW was 52 at Sioux City Clearing skies were expected in the western part of the state Satur day night and fair weather was nclicated for most of Iowa Sunday Sunday morning temperatures in he 40s and 50s were the outlook The afternoon readings were ex pected to rcaA the upper 70s The orccast for Mbnday was for fair and a little warmer Mason City received 02 of an nch of rain during the night SAME BLACK FLAGMEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN PAST M HOURS Huge Blaze Hits Oakland OAKLAND Calif WA roaring fivealarm fire destroyed three huge blocklong buildings on the Oakland waterfront Friday night including one said to contain 10 million dollars worth of govern ment property bound for Korea and the Far East Robert J Cooney owner of Al lied Enterprises said a razed warehouse owned by his firm con tained 10 million dollars worth of food for Korea and post exchange items for Amcrican troops sta tioned in the Pacific Other dam age was estimated as at least two million The huge blaze still smouldered Saturday although 200 firemen and a fireboal and Coast Guard and auxiliary craft brought it under control The fire broke out about pm following an explosion in the Hurley Marine Works at the foot 5th Avc In the next hour and a half flames were visible over almost the entire San Francisco Bay area Raps Clearing WASHINGTON WSen Mon roney DOkla said Saturday that Atty Gen Brownell in finding Sen McCarthy RWls broke no fraud or election laws is giving a clean bill to all the ugly features of one of the dirt iest political campaigns In re cent history Brownell announced Friday that after looking into questions raised by a Senate subcommit tee the Justice Department found no evidence of fraud or election law violations In Me Carthys personal finances of activities in the 1950 Maryland senatorial campaign McCarthys income rs While still under investigation by the treasury Brownell said the Jus tice Department is bowing out of matter He said it would make no further inquiry and would seek no grand jury ac tion days witness learned that Rosen berg was to be executed Satur lays witness said There but for Lhc grace of God go 1 McCarthy said The witness was one of three summoned before the subcommit ee Saturdays witnesses are under stood to include present and former smployes at Ft Monmouth An indication of the importance McCarthy attached to the session vas his indefinitely deferring a nsit to the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg Pa to question David Grconglass brotherinlaw if executed atom spy Julius Rosen berg McCarthy has described Roscn 3erg as mastermind of a spy ring it Ft Monmouth Army Signal Corps headquarters Fridays testimony at a closed ession of the subcommittee came rom the Army employe who Mc Carthy said broke down and then idmiUcd lying Army Has No Evidence of Espionage WASHINGTON W The Army aid Saturday it still has no evi dence that microfilm copies of se cret data from its Ft Monmoulh O Signal Corps laboratory have alien into hands of Communists in Germany Under wartime lendlcase ar angemcnts the Army said in re ponse to questions free exchange f information with allied nations vas authorized Thus it indicated belief that if ny microfilm copies of Signal orps documents arcin Commu ist hands they probably are some iven the Russians during the pe iod of World War II cooperation Chairman McCarthy KWis of ic Senate investigations siibcom nittee has said closed door hear rigs in New York uncovered evi cncc of a spy ring at Ft Mon nouth US radar defense hcad uarlcrs McCarthy has described Julius losenbcrg executed last summer s a Red spy ns the rings former mastermind and has said the ring nay stiil be active The replies provided by the rmy Saturday constituted its first discussion of the renewed charges filched documents The Army had said more than a year ago that there was then no ividence that any documents have een compromised or that files iavc been tampered with in the Signal Corps intelligence agency APPOINTED TO PATROL DES MOINES T Bca man 27 Salix has been appointed o the Iowa Highway Patrol IsraelArab Situation Hot BULLETIN NEW United States Britain and France late Saturday called on the United Nations Security Council to meet Monday for action of the border clashes between Israel and Jor dan LONDON WVThe United States Britain arid France agreed Satur ay to discuss an EastWest sc urity system with Russia as part f a final German peace settle ncnt informed sources reported They said foreign ministers of he three powers approved terms f new notes which will be sent o Moscow within about the next 8 hours suggesting a Big Four onferenoe in Lugano Switzerland bout Nov 9 Last minute revisions were made o satisfy West German Chancellor onrad Adenauer who objected to an earlier draft of the Western notes Word Leaks Out Word leaked out from the closed lonference as U S Secretary of Slate John Foster Dulles French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and their advisers went into their fourth session with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden at the foreign office The ministers are in the throes of a threeclay parr ley on pressing world problems The Western notes reportedly ill also suggest thaCthe four for eign ministers should set put to complete an independencetreaty for Austria at Lugano They will ic answering a Soviet communi cation of Septl 26 Russia then proposed two con of the Big Four on Germany and another of the Big rive with RedChina on the ba ic causes of world tension The Soviet proposal made no nention of Austria No Big 5 Talks Dulles Bidault and Eden were aid to have decided against call ng Big Five talks Their notes vill point out that Red China has scat in the proposed Korean conference which could if hings go well later discuss all he issues that Russia has in mind or a Big Five meeting Plagued by fresh international rises the three Western policy nakcrs also were said by informed ourccs to have tackled major Far About The Weather Mason City Somewhat cloudy and with a chance of a light rain owa Partly cloudy and continued warm Atnntsota Mostly fair Sunday GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Saturday Maximum 83 Minimum 53 At 8 am 03 Precipitation 02 EAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 10 Jordan Asks Help JERUSALEM Jordan Sector asked her sister Arab sfafes ringing Israel for military aid Saturdayto ward off possible fresh Israeli aggression on her borders Jordan soldiers were given orders to shoot on sight any Israeli troops crossing the bor der The request for help followed a Wednesday night raid by Israeli army on three Jordan border villages in which Jordan claims at least 56 and possibly 70 persons were killed Jast problems also including thej uestion oC the start and makeup f the Korean peace conference ml the possibility of calling in eutral Asian nations They also alked about the French war gainst Redled rebels in Indo hina Special committees for the three ilnisters carried on at the same unc hammering out a common1 olicy on the fresh flarcup in the liddle East between Israel and ordan and the explosive Trieste uestion Among the problems before the linisters were 1 An urgent British proposal to ring an Israel attack on three order Jordan villages before the rnited Nations Security Council Arabs reportedly were Hied in the assault which Btitairi lasted Friday as apparently cal ulated 2 Practical means of allaying pugoslav anger over Trieste in lew of the ministers reported greement Friday to stand y the BritishAmerican announce Ticnt that Italy would bo given one A oE thai strategic icrriforr
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